November 11-18, 2023 on the Disney Fantasy!

Me and the Magic Group Cruise!

Join Amanda Bauner and the Me and The Magic Community for Our Very First Disney Group Cruise

Our cruise will be November 11-18, 2023 on the Disney Fantasy!

This 7-night Eastern Caribbean cruise will depart from Port Canaveral with stops at Tortola (British Virgin Islands), St. Thomas (U.S. Virgin Islands), and Disney’s Castaway Cay (Bahamas).

And to make this cruise even more special, it is a Very Merrytime sailing! The ship will be decked out in holiday grandeur, with numerous holiday events on board, including a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus!

Follow along with Amanda and the group during their cruise, and see the highlights on Facebook and Instagram.

Inside of the Fantasy Cruise Ship
Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Goofy

New Tree Lighting Ceremony

On the first night of all Very Merrytime sailings, gather around the three-deck-tall tree in the ship’s atrium for a brand-new tree lighting ceremony. Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, and Goofy will invite you to sing along to classic holiday tunes, followed by a countdown that will not only make the tree merry and bright, but also introduce the guests of honor for the cruise (Santa!? I know him!).

“Deck” the Halls at Mickey and Minnie’s Holiday Party

Mickey and Minnie’s Holiday Party, another brand-new experience on these specialty sailings, will invite you to the upper decks for a one-of-a-kind celebration at sea filled with tidings of good cheer.

This high-energy deck party – thrown by Mickey and Minnie – will feature favorite Disney friends as they celebrate friendship, love, and family with a fresh mix of classic and original holiday songs.

Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Goofy
reindeer decorated for Christmas

Holiday Decor, Music, and More!

In addition to these new entertainment offerings, the Disney Cruise Line decks and halls will be filled with boughs of holly from bow-to-stern during Very Merrytime cruises.

Aboard these seasonal sailings, you will also find beloved Disney characters debuting new holiday attire, themed Very Merrytime activities for everyone, carolers singing contemporary versions of songs that celebrate a myriad of holidays, commemorative merchandise, and festive food and beverage items.


Day 1 – Port Canaveral, Florida
All aboard the Disney Fantasy! Explore the ship and settle into your stateroom before we celebrate at the sail away party, followed by our first dinner together at one of the three main dining rooms.

Day 2 – At Sea
Enjoy all that the Disney Fantasy has to offer – activities, pools, the spa, trivia, movies, shows, and more!

Day 3 – At Sea
A second day at sea in a row! Check out shopping, Disney BINGO, shuffleboard, The District lounges and bars …. so many options!

Day 4 – Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Choose to explore the island on your own, or book an excursion.

Day 5 – St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Choose to explore the island on your own, or book an excursion.

Day 6 – At Sea
Enjoy this last full day at sea!

Day 7 – Disney Castaway Cay
All ashore for fun and sun on Castaway Cay! Enjoy one of the two family beaches or Serenity Bay, the adult beach area. Meet up for lunch at one of the BBQ spots.

Day 8 – Port Canaveral, Florida
It’s time to say farewell for now, both to the Disney Fantasy and to each other. Enjoy breakfast before debarking.

November 11-18, 2023 on the Disney Fantasy!

Me and the Magic Group Cruise!

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